As a result of «friendly fire» during military operations against «Islamic state» in the city of Marawi, on winfileextension the island of Mindanao, killed at least 11 soldiers, seven more were injured, reports Reuters with reference to the Ministry of defense of the Philippines.
— Battle of Marawi, Philippines against the «Islamic state». Photos
According to these sources, a division of the Philippine army was mistakenly attacked from the air.
According to the defense Ministry of the Philippines, the cause of this tragedy was the lack of coordination between different units involved in the fighting in Marawi.
On 24 may, the President of the Philippines Rodrigo ROA Duterte introduced on the island of Mindanao where Marawi city, the military situation in connection with active actions of the Islamists in the southern part of the Philippine archipelago. Duterte interrupted his visit to Moscow and made a statement on the introduction of Maguindanao martial law after the city of Marawi, there was fighting between government troops and militants associated with the Islamic state.